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HGTC Donates PPE to Healthcare Facilities

HGTC Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Facilities

HGTC Responds with Supplies to Address Shortages from COVID-19.

(Conway, SC) 03/25/2020

Ann Daniels & Dana Smith

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) donated personal protective equipment supplies such as gloves, isolation gowns, masks, and surgical caps to several local healthcare facilities this week. Under the leadership of Dr. Marilyn M. Fore, HGTC President, Ann Daniels, HGTC Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, worked with Scott Cyganiewicz and Lorraine Aldrich, HGTC Healthcare Program Chairs, to pull together and provide supplies to local hospitals, nursing homes, and behavioral health facilities in the area. Conway Medical Center, Grand Strand Medical Center Emergency, Lighthouse Behavioral Health Hospital, McLeod Health, National Health Care, Tidelands Health, and Pruitt Health Nursing Home received supplies from the College to help address the shortage presented by the unexpected demands of the Coronavirus outbreak.

“We are very proud to provide supplies to our local healthcare partners at this critical time,” said Dr. Marilyn M. Fore, HGTC President. “It is our business to understand the needs of our community and, we didn’t hesitate to give what we could spare to those facilities that work so closely with our students and the College. This is a way to show our appreciation and support for the partnerships we’ve had with these facilities when needed most.”

HGTC is currently on spring break and closed through March 31 under the Governor’s orders. Academic Affairs and faculty members are operating remotely and making the transition for online instruction. HGTC will complete the spring semester with academic courses delivered in an online format beginning April 1. HGTC is a leader in online education and already has online programs and online options available so the continuity of academics will remain. The College is still awaiting further approval from the Governor to conduct small group instruction through labs, clinicals, and internships.

“As the community College serving this area, displaying teamwork and caring for those impacted is so important to HGTC right now,” continued President Fore